who.jpgThe World Health Organisation (WHO), has urged countries to ban unhealthy foods in schools.

 

The world body has issued a series of recommendations to promote a global fight against the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.

 

 Latest figures revealed that about 42 million children under the age of five suffer from obesity worldwide.

 

The organisation said settings where children gather, should be free from all forms of marketing of foods high in soaked fats, free sugars or salt.

 

 It said such settings include, but are not limited to nurseries, school grounds, playgrounds, family and child clinics and during any sporting and cultural activities that are held on these premises.

 

 The UN officials are also consulting with food manufacturers, on drawing up a code of conduct that restricts marketing of unhealthy products to children under the age of 12.